ACTION ALERT — Tell the FDA That Regulating LDTs as Devices is a Bad Idea

Posted July 16, 2014
Laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) are diagnostic tests developed and performed by local labs. They are widely used—thousands of different LDTs are available—and include genetic tests, tests for rare conditions, and companion diagnostics. LDTs are vital tools for personalized medicine because labs can even create custom diagnostic tests.  Other diagnostic tests—in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test kits—are regulated by the FDA as “devices.” Commonly, these are products containing all or most of the components needed to perform a test, which are then packaged and commercially distributed. The FDA is considering whether to regulate LDTs the same way, which would mean each test would have an evidentiary mountain to climb—difficult when tests are custom-designed for one particular patient!  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the FDA that laboratory-developed tests should not be regulated as devices!

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Astaxanthin Acts as an Internal Sunscreen

Posted July 29, 2014
After two weeks supplementing with only 4 mg of BioAstin per day, there was a statistically significant increase in the amount of time necessary for UV radiation to redden the skin. This result is particularly promising because Astaxanthin has a cumulative effect in the body – it builds up in the organs over time.  Read more.

Did Wheatgrass Really Wipe Out a 74-Year-Old’s Stomach Cancer?

Posted July 29, 2014
When someone is diagnosed with stomach cancer at the age of 70, the prognosis is usually bleak. For now-74 Danny of Donegal, Ireland, doctors said he only had weeks to live. But against their recommendations, he decided to go with a natural treatment method to rid his body of cancer and continue forward in the game of life. Wheatgrass is what helped him keep living to this day.  Read more. 

Forest Pharmaceuticals Failed to Warn of Fatal Birth Defects From Antidepressant Use, Lawsuit Claims

Posted July 29, 2014
Forest Pharmaceuticals is under fire for causing fatal birth defects with its antidepressant drugs Lexapro [S-(+)-1-[3-(dimethyl-amino) propyl]-1-(p-fluorophenyl)-5-phthalancarbonitrile oxalate] and Celexa [-1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-carbonitrile]Read more. 

Why Do People Gain Weight?

Posted July 29, 2014
Almost 70% of adults in America are considered overweight, and 35% are classified as obese. If rates continue, and many experts believe they will, 75% of the population will be either overweight or obese by the year 2020. Anyone who glances at the statistics knows something is clearly not right. What could be causing this sharp rise in weight-related issuesRead more.

Hillary Clinton Backs GMOs to the Hilt

Posted July 29, 2014
The Times of San Diego reports on Hillary Clinton’s keynote speech to biotech heavy hitters, at the recent BIO International Convention.  The headline is: “Hillary Clinton Cheers Biotechers, Backing GMOs and Federal Help.”  Hillary professes worry that biotech companies are moving their operations out of the US. The answer? Federal subsidies, of course:  “’Maybe there’s a way of getting a representative group of actors at the table’ to discuss how the federal government could help biotechs with ‘insurance against risk,’ she said.”  In other words, stay in the US, carry out as much research as you want to, and we’ll knock down lawsuits, pay you for your failures, and support you when you lie and claim your results are positive and pose no risk to human health.  Perfect.  Read more. 

Living Air Filters

Posted July 29, 2014
Architect Anders Nyquist  shows us an simple and ingenious method of filtering our indoor air with living filters: plants. Not only do we get cleaner air inside homes, commercial or public buildings, but reduced air conditioning costs as well. The fact that these spaces look more beautiful is just a bonus.  Read more. 

Healthy Vitamin D Levels Help Relieve Chronic Pain

Posted July 29, 2014
Previous studies have proven that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream increases our emotional well-being, encourages longevity and offers relief to patients suffering from chronic pain.  Read more.

How to Save Loads of Money While Still Eating Organic, Non-GMO Foods

Posted July 29, 2014
Check out these five outstanding ways to save money on organic and non-GMO food.  Read more.

Huffington Post: GMOs Have Never Been Proven Safe

Posted July 29, 2014
Proponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) often proclaim that the technology has been fully vetted in terms of human safety, and that anyone objecting to the continued unlabeled use of GMOs in the food supply is somehow dredging up unfounded conspiracy theories. But the truth of the matter is that GMOs have never been proven safe in humans, as no long-term safety studies involving humans have ever taken place.  Read more.

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